Attenborough was chosen for the Peabody’s Individual life achievement honor for his six decades as a prolific producer of natural-history programs for the BBC and others. The British hyphenate is considered “a national treasure” in his native country, the Peabody org noted. “Everywhere his work has been televised, he’s considered a credit to his species,” the Peabody org said.
Attenborough previously earned Peabody kudos for his 1995 documentary “The Private Life of Plants” and for 1999’s “The Life of Birds.”
“Afropop Worldwide” will receive the Institutional award. The weekly music series has aired for 26 seasons and counting, distributed in the U.S. by Public Radio International. Host Georges Collinet examines the musical cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas and the Middle East. The series is